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By Matt Rowe, Crisis Magazine, July 20, 2020

Matt RoweSaint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carmel, Indiana, is part of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana headed by Bishop Timothy Doherty. On July 2, 2020, Father Ted Rothrock, the parish pastor published his weekly message under the title “The lady (doth) protest too much, methinks.” In it, he described Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants as having a hidden agenda, and explained how “despots and tyrants have always employed accusation and distortion to achieve all manner of mischief… and mold public opinion.”

Father Rothrock asked whether black lives really mattered to the community organizers promoting their agenda. He also asked if Antifa was really concerned with “the defeat of fascist right-wing nationalism or more interested in the establishment of left-wing global socialism?”  …